The holiday season is traditionally a difficult time for people to eat healthy. Christmas dinner with all the tasty trimmings is enough to make even the strictest dieters and nutritionists give in to temptation. And the cookies, candies, pies, puddings, and other delectable delights are almost impossible to deny one’s self.
However, you won’t have to use your New Year’s Resolution as a reason to lose the pounds you pack on at Christmas, if you try these ideas for holiday meals and treats.
Make fruit and vegetable snacks part of your holiday fare, and use healthier alternatives in your dessert recipes. For example, use a low fat spread instead of butter, or light canola oil instead of vegetable oil.
For the main course, try glazing your ham or basting your turkey with fruit juice instead of brown sugar.
Start a new family tradition of going for a walk before dinner, it will stimulate your metabolism, which will aid in digestion, and help burn those calories you’re about to consume. After dinner, engage the whole family and all the guests in a physical activity, like charades or some other game that gets everybody moving.